Doctors - Consultant Ophthalmologist with a Sub-Specialist Interest in Glaucoma

  • Department Ophthalmology
  • Salary £84,559 - £114,003 per annum
  • Closing Date 25/08/2022
  • Location The Royal Shrewsbury Hospital
  • Grade Consultant
  • Job ref 223-MC2118A
  • Pension NHS Pension
  • Holidays Generous Holiday Allowance
  • NHS discount Eligible for NHS Discounts
  • Contract Permanent
  • Hours Full Time

Job overview

The Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust is looking for a permanent Consultant ophthalmologist with a sub-specialist interest in Glaucoma, who will be predominantly based at the Royal Shrewsbury Hospital (RSH) Shrewsbury with responsibilities across both hospital sites.

Main duties of the job

Duties include:

  • Provide Ophthalmic services.
  • Complete clinical sessions in theatre, specialist, and general clinics.
  • Complete supporting professional activities.
  • To develop enhanced clinical skills, especially in the assessment and management of acutely ill patients.
  • To have excellent team-working skills with the abilities and professional attitude to work well in a multi-professional team.
  • To deliver clinical and quality targets agreed both nationally and locally with clinical teams and commissioners.
  • To follow patients throughout their clinical pathways.

Working for our organisation

The Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust (SaTH) is the main provider of acute hospital services for around half a million people in Shropshire, Telford & Wrekin and mid Wales.
Encompassing some of the most picturesque parts of England and Wales, the Trust’s catchment stretches from the Cambrian Mountains in the west, to Newport and the fringes of the Black Country in the east. The main towns include: Bridgnorth, Ludlow, Market Drayton, Oswestry, Shrewsbury and Whitchurch (in Shropshire); Newport, Telford and Wellington (in Telford & Wrekin); and Newtown and Welshpool (in Powys) – all beautiful and unique.

Our main service locations are the Princess Royal Hospital (PRH) in Telford and the Royal Shrewsbury Hospital (RSH) in Shrewsbury which are located 20 minutes’ drive apart. Together they provide 99% of our activity. Both hospitals provide a wide range of  acute hospital services including accident & emergency, outpatients, diagnostics, inpatient medical care and critical care.

We also provide services such as consultant-led outreach clinics at the Wrekin Community Clinic, Telford, the Robert Jones and Agnes Hunt Orthopaedic Hospital, Gobowen and the Bridgnorth, Ludlow and Whitchurch Community Hospitals.

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

Out-patient and day surgery facilities exist at both the Royal Shrewsbury Hospital and Princess Royal Hospital. In-patient services are currently based at the Royal Shrewsbury Hospital and Princess Royal Hospital. The department is supported by 7 non-Consultant grades and 5 Junior Ophthalmologists and is part of the West Midlands Deanery Rotation. The department also has a comprehensive Orthoptic service, Optometry Services, along with clinical nurse specialist delivered injection services and nurse led clinics.

The department is well equipped with digital imaging including 3-D OCT (Topcon) anterior segment and fundus cameras, corneal topography (orbscan), b-scan, IOL-master biometry, most equipment being available on both sites.  There is a comprehensive radiological and diagnostic support.

Full secretarial support is provided. Consultant office space with information technology is provided in the Eye Department along with facilities for MDT including large screen. 

The eye department provides 24-hour cover for emergencies.    On-call commitment is of medium frequency and attracts an on-call supplement of 3%.  Outreach clinics are provided in Community Hospitals throughout Shropshire. The department prides itself on its excellent reputation as a centre of excellence and teaching centre.

The well-being of our staff is of the upmost importance to us.  If you are offered a role at our Trust, and fall into the increased and higher risk categories as set out by Public Health England (PHE) and NHSI/E, your line manager will complete an risk assessment with you.  This will be completed in conjunction with the latest guidance from Public Health England in relation to Covid-19.

By submitting your application to Trac, you are giving your consent for parts of your application data to be transferred to the NHS Electronic Staff Record (ESR) and other secure, internal NHS Workforce systems. This is to support and manage your recruitment and employment within your employing organisation. 

If successful, by completing the NHS Jobs application form you authorise the Trust to obtain any previous NHS service details including all electronically held sickness information, via the Inter Authority Transfer process on the national ESR.

If the role requires a qualification/professional registration, you will need to provide proof during the recruitment process. By submitting your application you are giving the Trust permission to check the qualification certificates provided back to the source provider. Please note that a sample of all applicant’s qualifications will be checked with the educational institution or provider.

In the event of a high response to this advertisement, this post will be closed. Early applications are advised.
Unfortunately we do not accept CVs or keep them on file. If you are unable to apply online please contact the person named in the advertisement for the post you are interested in.
We are committed to offering an interview to all applicants with a disability who meet the minimum criteria for the above position and will support reasonable adjustments wherever possible.  In addition, whilst all applicants will be judged on merit alone, we particularly welcome applications from candidates who are male, from black and minority ethnic backgrounds or who have a disability, as these are currently under-represented in our workforce.
We are committed to equal opportunities in employment. The policies and practices of the Trust aim to promote an environment that is free from all forms of unlawful or unfair discrimination and values the diversity of all people. At the heart of our policy, we seek to treat people fairly, flexibly and with dignity and respect.

Thank you for your interest in The Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust, we look forward to receiving your application for employment.

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